Hi, I'm hoping to talk through a little router setup.
I have an existing modem that connects to a wireless router (dlink dir-825) and one of the wired ports connects to a port on a second wireless router (lynksys wrt-310n). Finally, there are three computers connected to the other 3 ports on the downstream lynksys router.
I'm hoping to get some help to make the second router a repeater for the wireless network that exists on the upstream dlink router. Is that possible?
I find if I connect a laptop to the lynksys router and disconnect the router from any other connection, then I can access the administrative page. But, as soon as I connect the downstream router to the upstream router, then I can't access the admin page of the downstream router. So, it's impossible (or at least hard for me) to look at some settings to see if I can make it become a repeater. I'm imagining I can just make it an extension of the wireless network on the dlink, but if this isn't possible, I guess I should turn off the second wireless network on the lynksys (downstream) router, and is that possible?
Generally, just hoping to discuss ways I can configure this second downstream router to fit in to the existing wired and wireless network. I've been experimenting, and it mostly works. I just have to work on dealing with the unconfigured open wireless network on the second router that needs to be turned off, or made to support or repeat the existing wireless network.